Carolinas WPA

Carolinas WPA was formed in 2003 to encourage communication among community colleges, colleges, and universities, public and private, in North Carolina and South Carolina. Members represent a variety of writing programs, including writing centers, writing across the curriculum programs, first-year writing programs, professional writing programs, and undergraduate writing majors/minors. Carolinas WPA enables regional writing program administrators and teachers to share concerns and issues related to writing instruction and to the administration of writing programs.

Carolinas WPA hosts two conferences each year:

  • The 15th Annual Fall Conference at Wildacres Retreat Center took place September 16-18, 2019. (The 2020 event was cancelled due to COVID-19.) Plans for the 2021 conference will be posted soon.
  • Meeting in the Middle, held at the UNC-Charlotte Center City Campus, most recently took place on Friday, February 14, 2020. The 2021 Meeting in the Middle will be a virtual event taking place on Friday, February 19, 2021.

Visit the Conferences page to learn more about both conferences.

Anytime of the year, you can connect with other regional writing program administrators through the Carolinas WPA listserv. The Listserv page explains how to join.


The Carolinas WPA News, Job Ads, and CFPs page includes organization and member announcements. If you would like to post a job ad or call for proposals on this page, email your announcement to the Carolinas WPA Web Manager.

Joining the Carolinas WPA has never been easier!

You can become a voting member of the organization for a small annual fee of $20.00 for full-time tenure-track faculty or $10.00 for other faculty and graduate students. Click on the button below to pay for your membership via PayPal.

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